Emery H. Chang, MD

Emery H. Chang, MD

  • Internal Medicine
Average rating: 4.9
| 87 ratings
Santa Monica 16th Street Internal Medicine & Pediatrics | 1245 16th Street, Suite 125, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Emery Chang is primarily accepting patients that are LGBTQ+ identified, HIV+, or seeking HIV prevention via PrEP/PEP.

Dr. Chang received his MD from the University of Minnesota and completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at Tulane University. In New Orleans, he worked at the Charity and University hospitals, the Veteran Affairs Hospital, Tulane Medical Center, and the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. He joined the UCLA Center for AIDS Research & Education (CARE) as an HIV fellow in 2005 and joined the faculty in 2006. His concentration is on LGBTQ+ primary care, HIV primary, and preventative care in adults, adolescents, children, and families.

In addition to his clinical work, he has been involved in a number of UCLA training programs including the Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency Program, the Med-Peds Transition Care Consult Service, the LGBTQ+ Primary Care Fellowship, and is the Co-Director of LGBTQ+ Education of the David Geffen School of Medicine.  Further, he is the founding director of the LGBTQ+ Lecture Series, the founding co-chair of the UCLA Health PRIDE Network Affinity Group, and the LGBTQ+ Medical Director of the UCLA Health System. He has also been involved in a number of clinical trials in HIV, HIV/AIDS-related cancers, and COVID-19.

Globally, he started as a volunteer with the Clinton Foundation as an HIV mentor in rural Rwanda in 2006. This work has grown into the Ihangane Project/TIPS Global Health which supports the local health infrastructure with a solar power installation, an HIV-exposed and other high-risk infants' nutrition program, a mobile electronic health record, and other initiatives to improve quality of care in Rwanda.

His other interests include the Hollywood Bowl, hiking, skiing, cooking, baking, yoga, and travel.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2009
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2005


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2002


MD, University of Minnesota GME, 2001


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


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